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19 Things Anyone Who Grew Up In Calgary, Alberta Know To Be True

*Calgry.

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1. Every year, you had to make sure there was room under your Halloween costume for a snow suit.

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2. A long weekend "family trip" meant heading up to Banff.

Just another day in mountains. Nbd.
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Just another day in mountains. Nbd.

3. And you were probably on the slopes in preschool.

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4. This was your first roller coaster.

And you went on it every summer at Calaway Park.
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And you went on it every summer at Calaway Park.

5. You remember the magical Teacher's Strike of 2002.

Almost two weeks of splendid freedom.
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Almost two weeks of splendid freedom.

6. You learned about prairie homesteading on your field trip to Heritage Park.

But you really only wanted to go to the candy store.
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But you really only wanted to go to the candy store.

7. You went to Lloyds for someone's birthday.

Where hot dogs, sweaty roller skates, and bruises were yours for the taking.
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Where hot dogs, sweaty roller skates, and bruises were yours for the taking.

8. You remember when the government gave you $400 FOR NO REASON.

And you may or may not have used it to buy an iPod Mini.
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And you may or may not have used it to buy an iPod Mini.

9. You might have lived in Calgary your whole life, but if you're from the South, you probably don't know the North at all.

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And vice-versa.

10. And if you met someone cute who lived in Sundance and you lived in Coventry Hills, you knew it wouldn't work.

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Because getting across the city to see them would be an EPIC journey.

11. You know that for one week in July, ABSOLUTELY no work will be done.

"It's Stampede" is the only reason needed.
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"It's Stampede" is the only reason needed.

12. And a small portion of your closet is dedicated to "Stampede Attire".

Plaid and cowboy boots for days.

13. You remember the utter majesty of Red Mile '04.

If you were lucky, your teachers didn't give homework on game nights.
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If you were lucky, your teachers didn't give homework on game nights.

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C of Red.

14. And this was totally on your playlist.

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15. You know the struggle of trying to make it back to the bus within your transfer time.

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16. You'll recognize the familiar "first winter driving experience" anxiety.

But it was actually in October.
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But it was actually in October.

17. You know that this is WAY better than any KFC.

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I mean...

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18. You've frozen your butt off in line to get into a nightclub in the winter because you didn't want to pay for coat check.

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In retrospect, it probably was worth the Toonie.

19. And finally, if you're still here in "Calgry", you know what this means:

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